Africa | Blanket ~ Khasa ~ from the Fulani people from Mali | Wool; Strip woven; plain woven; supplementary weft; hand-sewn | ca. early to mid 20th century

Africa | Blanket ~ Khasa ~ from the Fulani people from Mali | Wool; Strip woven; plain woven; supplementary weft; hand-sewn | ca. early to mid 20th century

Africa | Shawl ~ bakhnug ~ from the Berber people living in Matmata, Gabès governorate, Tunisia | ca. early to mid 20th century | Wool and cotton | Shawls of this type are woven, then dyed; the woollen ground accepts the dye, while the cotton supplementary weft remains white.

Shawl, bakhnug of wool and cotton from the Berber people living in Matmata, Gabès governorate, Tunisia circa early to mid century.

Blanket for the Bed, Fulani 	c 1980 	L 256 cm x W 128 cm  - The Fulani people of West Africa are known for their woven blankets, or khasa, made of wool from the sheep they herd. The Fulani use these blankets to protect themselves from the cold and mosquitoes during the cold and humid seasons, respectively. Women spin the wool and dye it, and men weave the cloth on horizontal, narrow strip, foot-treadle looms and sell it in the markets. Khasa are sold in Mali, Nigeria and Senegal.

Blanket for the Bed, Fulani c 1980 L 256 cm x W 128 cm - The Fulani people of West Africa are known for their woven blankets, or khasa, made of wool from the sheep they herd. The Fulani use these blankets to protect themselves from the cold and mosquitoes during the cold and humid seasons, respectively. Women spin the wool and dye it, and men weave the cloth on horizontal, narrow strip, foot-treadle looms and sell it in the markets. Khasa are sold in Mali, Nigeria and Senegal.

Tapa Polynesia  http://sarah-baird.tumblr.com/post/15788625325/elphemere-tapa-polynesia

early Polynesian tapa cloth with natural organic dyes in pleasing floral and geometric designs. Called cloth, but made from bark. My grandmother brought one home for my brother in the Beautiful color pattern, but a paper-like feel.

Africa | Ceremonial textile from Cameroon; Hand woven on narrow loom; indigo resist dyed

Cameroon Indigo Ceremonial Textile

Cameronean ceremonial textile, hand-woven on a narrow loom then indigo resist dyed.

cassandra tavukciyan

An entry from cassandra tavukciyan

Africa | Strip woven cloth from the Ewe people of Togo | Cotton, locally woven and dyed.

West Africa: Strip woven cloth from the Ewe people of Togo. Quite similar to Kente cloth of Ghana.

Africa | Blanket ~ Khasa ~ from the Fulani people from Mali | Wool; Strip woven; plain woven; supplementary weft; hand-sewn | ca. 1950 - 1970.

Africa | Blanket ~ Khasa ~ from the Fulani people from Mali | Wool; Strip woven; plain woven; supplementary weft; hand-sewn | ca. 1950 - 1970.

Textiles at the Chinchero market, Peru...and although I'm aware there are far more amazing things to see in Peru, I would go for this alone.

HappyFabric is even in Peru! Textiles at the Chinchero market, Peru.and although I'm aware there are far more amazing things to see in Peru, I would go for this alone.

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